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Spicy shrimp tacos are even better on toasted corn tortillas! Add your own toppings and finish it off with a fiery sour cream.

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Toasted Corn Tortillas

Spicy shrimp tacos are even better on toasted corn tortillas! Add your own toppings and finish it off with a fiery sour cream.

Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 175 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 corn tortillas the soft kind, not the crunchy

Spicy Sour Cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

Topping Suggestions

  • fresh cilantro
  • corn
  • salsa verde
  • cotija cheese also known as Mexican crumbling cheese

Instructions

  1. Make the spicy sour cream and get your choice of toppings ready to go.

  2. Preheat a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles away when dropped in the pan.

  3. Place the corn tortillas directly on the rack in a cold oven.  Turn it on and set it to 400 F.

  4. Put the raw shrimp in a bowl with the olive oil.  Sprinkle on the chili powder.  Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.

  5. Put the shrimp in a single layer in the hot pan.  Cook until firm and no longer translucent, about 2 or 3 minutes.

  6. Remove the corn tortillas from the oven.  They should be hot and slightly stiffened, but not crunchy.  Distribute the shrimp on the tortillas and top with your preferred toppings.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Toasted Corn Tortillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 566mg 24%
Potassium 138mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 5.9%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.